Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lil' Slugger Baby Shower

Baby Showers left and right...and more on the schedule.

This cake was made for a Baseball themed shower.

The cake was three tiers, each being a different flavor.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Filling
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

and Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Filling

I accidentally colored the Buttercream Blue but then realized...why not? Goes with the whole "Boy" theme.

This Mommy-to-Be is a San Francisco Giants Fan...and she wanted to represent!

The whole cake is covered and decorated with homemade Marshmallow Fondant and Brown Sugar was used for the "dirt".

Congratulations Isabel on your Lil' Slugger!

2012 is the Year of Weddings for my family...

...and I started the trend!

On July 21st, 2012...Richard (that's my baby daddy, for those of you who don't know), Ethan and I hopped in the car and drove to Reno, NV where we eloped in a small chapel on the strip.


Then, on September 8th, older brother, Ray married the love of his life, Ashley.
(Note: They were engaged before Richard and I got married, so maybe...technically they started the trend.)

Then, on September 22nd, other older brother, Tony married his long time fiance and mother of his two beautiful daughters, Sara at the SAME chapel in Reno where Richard and I sealed the deal.

And on November oldest brother, Ken will marry his fiance Julie!
(picture and post to follow)

Crazy, right? Totally.

So here's what I made for Ray and Ashley's beach wedding!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream topped with a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
White Cupcakes with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Filling and Salted Caramel Buttercream with Drizzle

The cutting cake was also Chocolate/Salted Caramel.

One guest actually told me the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake was "life changing"...awesome.

Here's my niece, Emiley giving the camera her best frosting face.

Congratulations Ray & are absolutely perfect for each other and the flavors you wanted prove it!

Pink & Grey Baby Shower

Everyone goes to a Baby Shower hoping for a good time...well, when you order sweets from me that's what you'll get!

These pretty cupcakes were made for a Pink & Grey themed Baby Shower.
The soon-to-be Auntie who ordered them for the shower had very specific design requests from the soon-to-be Mommy.

Half the cupcakes were Vanilla Cheesecake and the other half were Chocolate...both were filled with a Fresh Strawberry Filling and topped with a very generous amount of Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

There was a variety of toppers: Chocolate Butterflies, Crystal Sprinkles and Fondant Flowers.

It gets better...

There were also cake balls.

Red Velvet ones, mixed with a dollop of Cream Cheese frosting and then dipped in colored white chocolate and topped with Crystal Sprinkles and a simple Fondant Heart.

Mini cupcake holders and liners make the PERFECT packaging for cake balls.

Sometimes when I deliver these sweets....I want to stay for the party...this was one of those times.

At least I had a few extra cake balls for myself : )
You I could get a good picture...ya, that's it.

Baby Got Back!

Remember this cake ordered by a super cool Mom for her son's 21st Birthday?
Well, her other son turned 18 last month and she wanted to get him an equally cool cake.

You're either a boob guy...or a butt guy.

Brandon must like a nice butt.

Brandon's requests?
Tan skin, blue booty shorts and dimples in the back.

You got it.

The cake was half Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Filling and half Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Pudding Filling.

The assembly of this cake was very similar to that of the bOObie cake, just a different shape to the...ummm...round areas.

The entire thing was covered in Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream then covered and decorated with homemade Marshmallow Fondant.

After the cake was complete, I thought it need one more small touch...a candle in the pocket.

Happy 18th Birthday Brandon...can't wait until you turn 21!